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Last edited 15 Feb 2018
End racking timber
BRE (Building Research Establishment) is an independent, research-based consultancy, testing and training organisation, operating in the built environment and associated industries. A guide to the use of urban timber (FB 50) was written by Geoff Cooper and published by BRE on 31 July 2012.
The guide gives the following explanation of 'end racking':
|End racking of freshly sawn timber is performed on species (especially sycamore) which are prone to surface staining (if in direct contact with any other material, including itself) during the early stages of drying. After sawing, the planks are stored vertically, under cover with only the end of each plank touching the next.|
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